When Nordic Intent’s co-founder Judah Fernandez missed his connecting flight to India from Doha, on his way back from the Netherlands, he found himself having 16 hours to spare at Doha’s Hamad International Airport. He checked out the Oryx Lounge at the airport and still wanted to explore some more. That’s when he decided to take a small tour of the beautiful city of Doha.
Doha is the main hub for Qatar Airways and the most popular stopover destination for people traveling to and from Europe. Qatar Airways is also the more preferred carrier for a lot of travelers given that the airline flies to over 160 destinations in the world and offers premium services to its clients.
One of the great services offered at Hamad International is visa on arrival. Taking advantage of this, Judah decided to venture into the city for a little while and check out the sights and sounds of Doha.
Doha was originally a small fishing and pearling village located on the east coast of the Qatar Peninsula in the Persian Gulf. Over the years, it has grown by leaps and bounds into a wonderfully modern city. This happened after the development of Qatar’s considerable oil reserves after World War II, in turn leading to a complete economic transformation. Qatar became an extremely prosperous country with a high per capita income and undertook the thorough modernization of its capital.
More than two-fifths of Qatar’s population lives within the city’s limits. Judah found the city to be beautifully developed with a culture that is quite metropolitan and open in comparison to other states in the UAE and feels that it is still growing. There is much to see in this gorgeous city from the souk (market) which Judah visited as well the numerous gigantic skyscrapers that form the city’s skyline. At one point Doha was said to have the tallest skyscraper in the city known as the Aspire Tower which is a whopping 300 metres high. That changed as soon as Dubai’s Burj Khalifa came into existence, standing tall at 828 metres.
As most might know, Doha is just three and a half hours away from India. This will make easy for all those looking forward to traveling there from Goa in 2022 for the FIFA World Cup. In fact, like so many others, Judah himself is excited about the World Cup and is looking forward to visiting the city once again in 2022.